Wearing ‘homemade face covers’ has become a health imperative in the times of Covid-19. Star actress Lavanya Tripathi has been into the manufacture of masks since March in collaboration with the Hyderabad-based designer Anitha Reddy. Together, they have been bringing out face masks at Redtri, a non-profit that is extending a helping hand by providing masks to as many people as possible.
The Andala Rakshasi and Arjun Suravaram actress says, “Please don’t stop wearing masks just because lockdown is at ease, you might be bored of corona, but corona isn’t.” The ‘mask it up’ initiative also sits well with the Vocal for Local sentiment.
“We are making masks for people to buy and also donating them to different sectors, which also helps our tailors and masters. We sent them on paid leave but sitting at home was depressing for them, so we thought they can make masks that will help them and others. It’s a non-profitable venture,” Lavanya Tripathi says.
The collaboration at Redtri is limited to the production of masks for now. But they have other plans for the future.